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Mississippi's Tomorrow: New approaches to entrepreneurship, STEM education are key | Matthew McLaughlin. “Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs Recently, Jason Faberman, a senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, said: “It’s the new guys, not necessarily the small guys, that generate growth. The focus for policymakers shouldn’t be on small business job growth, but on new business formation.” As noted by Faberman, young, creative, and innovative start-ups are the economic engine for job creation in the United States — not the more traditional brick and mortar establishments. Younger and smaller companies, those that employ 19 people or less, account for 90 percent of all businesses in the United States. According to research performed and published by the Kauffman Foundation, high-tech and information- and communications-technology companies tend to grow more rapidly in early years than other small businesses.

There are a whole host of reasons why we continue to lag behind in significant economic and social metrics. 1. 2. Racing System - CarveWright. 2012 NYU Scientists Guide to Startups. OTLstartupguide. JHTV. Venture Communism: How China Is Building a Start-Up Boom. Hangzhou represents what Chinese leaders see as the nation’s economic future.

The country used to generate astronomical growth rates by depending heavily on low-cost exports and extremely high investment in apartment towers, factories and highways. China built so many steel mills that it can produce 10 times as much steel as the United States. But today, costs are rising, eating away at the competitiveness of many export industries. The long investment boom has saddled the economy with too many factories and a mountain of debt. Instead, policy makers are encouraging a shift to new growth engines, like services and high tech. The city’s gross domestic product rose 10.2 percent in 2015, compared with the 6.9 percent national growth rate. “The Chinese know that state-owned enterprises are not going to employ everybody,” said Hans Tung, a managing partner at GGV Capital, a venture capital firm that operates in both Silicon Valley and China.

“We do it because we love to cook,” Mr. Photo. Drive. * New York Times bestseller * Wall Street Journal bestseller * Boston Globe bestseller * Los Angeles Times bestseller * Washington Post bestseller * San Francisco Chronicle bestseller * Publishers Weekly bestseller * Indie Bound bestseller * top 50 bestseller for all of 2010 * top 100 bestseller for all of 2011 From Daniel H. Most of us believe that the best way to motivate ourselves and others is with external rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life.

Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live. International editions. What's the best #motivation for critical thinking & #creative, innovative tasks? @ImpactWales @DanielPink #edchat. Experts Assess How Students Should Advance in School. This is the sixth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, teachers, and classrooms. We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to activists and parents—to look beyond laws, politics, and funding and imagine a utopian system of learning. They went back to the drawing board—and the chalkboard—to build an educational Garden of Eden. We’re publishing their answers to one question each day this week. Today’s assignment: The Classification. Rita Pin Ahrens, the director of education policy for the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center In an ideal school, there will be more diagnosis and detailed reporting on what students know and can do in relation to the academic objectives that are identified at their grade level, complemented with reporting on students’ strengths on social and emotional skills that are valuable for career readiness and civic engagement.

Students will be grouped by age. New Data: Bridging the Computer Science Access Gap. What’s wrong with the following picture? Jobs in computing are widespread, they are multiplying far faster than in other fields, and they pay much more, yet only 22 percent of U.S. 12th-graders say they have ever taken a computer programming class. More than half couldn’t take such a class if they wanted to, because their high schools don’t offer any. Students of color, low-income students, and rural students fare worst of all. At a time when millions of Americans worry about wage stagnation, inequality, and dwindling opportunities, this situation is perverse. Change the Equation’s new analysis of recent federal data reveals the depth of the problem. Computer science unlocks a bright future People with knowledge and skill in computer science have good reason to hope for a bright future: In fact, these sunny figures may actually understate the demand for computing talent.

New data reveal yawning computer science access gaps in K-12 Low-income high schoolers have even worse prospects: Core Components. Communications Infrastructure | Robot-Specific Features | Tools While we cannot provide an exhaustive list of what is in the ROS ecosystem, we can identify some of the core parts of ROS and talk about their functionality, technical specifications, and quality in order to give you a better idea of what ROS can contribute to your project. At the lowest level, ROS offers a message passing interface that provides inter-process communication and is commonly referred to as a middleware.

The ROS middleware provides these facilities: A communication system is often one of the first needs to arise when implementing a new robot application. ROS's built-in and well-tested messaging system saves you time by managing the details of communication between distributed nodes via the Because the publish/subscribe system is anonymous and asynchronous, the data can be easily captured and replayed without any changes to code. One of the strongest features of ROS is the powerful development toolset. Making Modern Toughness. Photo When I ask veteran college teachers and administrators to describe how college students have changed over the years, I often get an answer like this: “Today’s students are more accomplished than past generations, but they are also more emotionally fragile.”

That rings true to me. Today’s students are amazing, but they bathe one another in oceans of affirmation and praise, as if buttressing one another against some insecurity. Whatever one thinks of the campus protests, the desire for trigger warnings and safe spaces does seem to emanate from a place of emotional fragility. And if you hang around the middle aged, you hear a common story line to explain the rise of the orchid generation. But today, helicopter parents protect their children from setbacks and hardship. There’s a lot of truth to that narrative, but let’s not be too nostalgic for the past. And then many people turned to alcohol to help them feel anything at all. There are moments when they feel swallowed up by fear. Innovation Starvation | World Policy. McChrystal-Team of Team.